cryophilic

[ krahy-oh-fil-ik ]
/ ˌkraɪ oʊˈfɪl ɪk /

adjective

preferring or thriving at low temperatures.

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Origin of cryophilic

First recorded in 1940–45; cryo- + -philic
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British Dictionary definitions for cryophilic

cryophilic
/ (ˌkraɪəˈfɪlɪk) /

adjective

biology able to thrive at low temperatures
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Medical definitions for cryophilic

cryophilic
[ krī′ə-fĭlĭk ]

adj.

Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures. Used of microorganisms.
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